About the Camas Foundation

The Camas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. The foundation focuses on improving the wellness of tribal members and community members in Pend Oreille and Spokane counties.

Camas Foundation
P.O. Box 299
Usk, WA 99180

Our Vision

The Camas Foundation intends to promote wellness for the Kalispel people and their neighbors.  We want to improve the health—physical, mental, spiritual and social—of our Tribe and the communities in which we live.


We have been able to create a model for language and culture preservation through education. By building on these successes, the Camas Foundation has worked to expand its nationally-recognized Salish program to serve as a model for other tribes and communities of language. The Salish Language Immersion School now serves children in our community kindergarten through fifth grade, the goal is to increase our student base. The vision of the school is to restore the Kalispel language as a principle means of communication, learning and cultural transmission.

Kalispel Immersion SchoolJR Bluff, Language Director

The Tree of Healing is a premiere behavioral health and Native American cultural conference. Presenters are renowned local, national and international speakers on topics that are timely and targeted towards your learning experience and professional development. Each attendee can earn up to 24 CEU hours including a cultural competency component. This year participants will also have an opportunity to attend a six hour law and ethics course. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served for those registered for the conference.

Tree of Healing ConferenceAli Desautel, Health Care Adminstrator

Camas Foundation | P.O. Box 299 | Usk, Washington 99180 | (509) 447-7432 | tmacarthur@kalispeltribe.com